The longest snake ever…

pytonA mammoth snake was caught in Malaysia and according to reports- it was the biggest ever in the world. The huge reticulated python was found on a construction site- where a flyover is being built- is 8 meters long and weighing 250 kilos metres. It can gulp down three sheep at a stretch, accoding to wild life experts.

Five people had to lift it from underneath as the creature was too long and heavy.

The Guinness Book of World Records gives the honour of longest snake ever in captivity to Medusa, also a reticulated python, who lives in Missouri, US. She was measured at 7.67 meters in the 2011 edition and still holds the title.

She is said to weigh 158.8 kg, over 90 kg lighter than the Malaysian specimen.

Before Medusa took the title, the previous record holder for longest snake in captivity was Fluffy, a 7.3m python who died in 2010 at 18 years old.

Reticulated pythons, who have a gridded pattern on their skin that gives them their name, are normally three to six metres long and can be found in water.

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